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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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From: Drifting on my outrigger canoe
Posted: 2017-01-10 12:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ace. That second to the last picture is a version of a tiki bar that doesn't serve drinks - haha!

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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 549
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-01-10 2:27 pm   Permalink

Ha! Those two multi-colored tiki statues are ceramic and solar powered. Their eyes and mouths light up at night. Garish, but kinda neat in their own way. Certainly overpriced for what they are. These exact types (and another, smaller version) are also available at Lowes Home Improvement stores in Texas (and presumably the rest of the U.S.).

 
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Joshua Bell
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Joined: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 140
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2017-01-10 5:51 pm   Permalink

As seen at a Canadian Tire (chain store) in Calgary a few years back. In the dead of winter.




 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2427
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-03-22 1:58 pm   Permalink

Found this in a web search today. I think it's for when you host a party and just don't want to break out the fine tiki dinnerware.....



 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-04-04 12:04 pm   Permalink

Here we have rocks glasses with matching coasters. But...

I had second thoughts about posting these images, but then decided that because this was being sold on the web site of an otherwise reputable barware supply company, and because I found these designs to be way too much "in-your-face-tiki," that I'd go ahead and let it fly.

1) You know it's questionable when the designer has to write "tiki bar" or "tiki" and state the obvious on the face of the item.

2) The designer did an ok job - I'd give half credit. But ultimately I'm afraid the designer just had to dip a toe (and then an entire leg or more) a bit too deep into the Jimmy Buffett crapfest pool of tropical/tiki. Overall not bad, but I think you can see why I struggled. The too-pitifully-obvious "HEY I'M TIKI STUFF!" declaration puts these items onto the dark Party City side of the tiki fence. If they were made to be a little more classic, and a little more subtle, without the unnecessary wording for example, I doubt I would have even thought of posting these here.

So while not entirely bad, I think they belong here. Like 'em enough so you feel you must get some? Luminarc is the manufacturer, and these are featured and sold at
www.behindthebar.com.

Now I'll get to wait for someone here on TC to post a response --- "Hey, you idiot, those are MY designs!" If that's you, well, let's just leave it at that.






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HopeChest
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
Posts: 387
From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 2017-04-05 10:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-04-04 12:04, AceExplorer wrote:
If they were made to be a little more classic, and a little more subtle, without the unnecessary wording for example, I doubt I would have even thought of posting these here.




Yeah, what a difference some text makes. On their own I quite like a couple of the designs but cannae stand any of them with that text.


 
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TikiHardBop
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Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 547
From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2017-04-05 2:44 pm   Permalink

Kind of like when Humuhumu says, if you have to say it's a tiki bar, it's not a tiki bar!
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 312
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2017-04-05 4:44 pm   Permalink

If they just invented fake bars with real Tiki bar sounding names, that would have worked out so much better >_<

 
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headpaneer
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Joined: Mar 21, 2014
Posts: 43
From: Surf City, CA
Posted: 2018-01-09 4:01 pm   Permalink

Spotted these at Sur la Table during a Christmas shopping trip!


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Tiki Roa
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Joined: Mar 12, 2016
Posts: 67
From: Hawaiki
Posted: 2018-01-19 09:39 am   Permalink

I bought those "tiki bar" rocks glasses awhile back...i think like at a Ross for like 3 bucks...obviously not authentic but marginally tiki for the average enthusiast

 
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drgoat456
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Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 504
From: Tucson
Posted: 2018-01-19 1:48 pm   Permalink

Not a great shot but saw these in Target. Tiki superheroes?


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-01-19 2:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-01-19 13:48, drgoat456 wrote:
Not a great shot but saw these in Target. Tiki superheroes?



OMG, cartoonish toothy grins taken to a new low. Nice find, thanks for posting!


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-02-05 06:07 am   Permalink

Found over the weekend at my local Ace Hardware. Not a tiki anywhere in sight. <grin>









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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 331
From: Drifting on my outrigger canoe
Posted: 2018-02-05 12:01 pm   Permalink

Uwhaaat? This is got to be the strangest. Good post AE.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2631
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2018-02-05 7:09 pm   Permalink

Ace, Our local pool supply carries that brand of pool toys/games. Nuthin Tiki about em either.
Cheers


 
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